The Czech take on the VW ID.4 looks incredible.
Volkswagen's extremely public and obscenely damaging emissions scandal was what forced the German automaker to seriously reevaluate its business model and move towards a more sustainable future, with the impressive new ID family of electric cars taking center stage moving forward. However, we haven't really considered how these new cars will apply to VW's other brands, until now.
Skoda is just one of the many pies VW has its fingers in, and the Czech automaker has just revealed its first EV. Based on the Volkswagen ID.4, the new model is underpinned by VW's MEB electric car platform and comes in various different flavors.
Named the Enyaq iV, the new model bears styling similarities to the Superb, another practical offering from the company. It's a particularly aerodynamic SUV, with a drag coefficient of just 0.27.
The first model in the lineup is the iV 60 and features 19-inch wheels, a massive 13-inch infotainment screen, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, and keyless ignition. It also gets ambient lighting, traffic sign recognition, and forward collision assist. Next is the iV 80 which has an 82 kWh battery pack, front parking sensors, and chrome accents. A heated steering wheel and navigation are also included.
There's also a Founders Edition of this model that gets an illuminated front grille, 21-inch wheels, Matrix LED headlights, leather upholstery, and 125 kW DC charging capability.
A high-performance vRS version - Skoda's take on the GTI badge - is also rumored to be joining the lineup at some stage. Pricing for the new electric Skoda starts at the equivalent of around $44,500 and topping out at over $66,400 for the Founder's Edition. The new model will be the "first MEB-based Volkswagen Group vehicle in Europe to be produced outside Germany," paving the way for greater expansion of the VW group's EV program.
With Fisker also rumored to be making use of VW's MEB architecture soon, it seems that Volkswagen may well be on the right path to clearing its name for good.